SM Foundation donates ICU-grade ventilators to PGH


The SM Foundation continuously extends support to help fight COVID-19. Last March 27, 2020, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) received ICU-grade ventilator machines. 

The donation of critical medical equipment is in addition to a cash donation made to PGH that was received by the team of Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, Director of PGH.

SM Foundation recently began distributing over P170 million worth of PPEs and medical supplies to over 50 hospitals nationwide to be of service in the fight against COVID -19. These include ICU-grade ventilators; test kits including the local Manila Healthtek kits developed by the UP-NIH team, and FDA-approved PCR kits from Korea; and personal protective equipment for healthcare workers. 

The Philippine General Hospital, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the Lung Center of the Philippines were among the recipients.

This donation forms part of PHP170 million in allocations pledged by SM Foundation to help medical front liners and 50 hospitals nationwide.